February 2nd: On this Day In Music History
1959, Buddy Holly, Richard Valens and The Big Bopper all appeared at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa. This was all three acts last ever gig before being killed in a plane crash the following day.
1962, The Beatles played their first professionally organised gig outside of Liverpool at The Oasis Club, Manchester. The group's set started with their version of 'Hippy Hippy Shake.'
1963, Cliff Richard and The Shadows started a 14-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Summer Holiday'.
1963, The Beatles played at the Gaumont Cinema, Bradford on the opening night of the nationwide Helen Shapiro UK tour. The Beatles were at the bottom of the six-act bill playing just four songs, 'Please Please Me', 'Chains', 'Keep Your Hands Off My Baby' and 'A Taste of Honey.'
1966, The Rolling Stones released '19th Nervous Breakdown' it peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart.